Wisdom From the Class of 2018

Florida Tech had two big graduations in 2018, with graduates from all around the country. We’ve collected some of their wisdom for current and future students to carry into 2019 and the future. 

“Soak Up Everything”

Lyncoya Moore, MA Organizational Leadership

My advice would be to soak up everything and apply the concepts you learn every day in your life, so you see your strengths and weaknesses improve in all areas on a continual basis. I would tell them to take their leadership skills to another level by understanding who they are and who they aspire to be.

“You Will Get Out What You Put Into It”

Elvia Prince, AA Applied Psychology

The advice I would share with other students would be that you will get out what you put into it. Do the work assigned and reach out for help if needed. The school has every resource you will need to help you succeed. Take the help, soar and earn your degree.

“Don’t Be Afraid to Ask For Help”

Jessica Rodriguez, BA Business Administration/Computer Information Systems

I would definitely encourage other students to enroll in the program if online school fits their lifestyle. The advice I would give them is: Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Times will come when you don’t understand something, when situations in life occur or when you are simply struggling to stay afloat. The professors are there to help in any way that they can, but they need to know what is going on. Be honest with them and keep them in the loop if/when you need help. They are willing to work with you; they can explain the material in a different way, provide extensions and can even offer great advice themselves.

“Have a Support System”

Jessica Aarsvold, BA Business Administration/Management

My advice is to have a support system. There will be days when you feel overwhelmed, and having that person there to push you not to give up is so important.

“Time Management is Essential”

Matthew Donlan, MBA Healthcare Management

Time management is essential. Make sure that you can set aside time to take care of your coursework. In my case, a demanding job, a new house and a puppy became very time-consuming. I found balance when I was able to identify the best times that I would be able to get my schoolwork done without distractions. I chose the best way to do so was to wake up at 4 a.m., Monday through Friday, and complete most of my assignments before getting ready for work at 7 a.m. Any work that was left over got finished on the weekend, but my Saturdays and Sundays were not consumed with day-long coursework.

“Go For It”

Audra Rutherford, MBA

The advice that I would give other students who are considered enrolling in the program would be to absolutely go for it. If students have the necessary discipline needed to complete an online program effectively, enrolling in the program is a given. Find a program path that fits your educational goals, trust your advisors and meet your goals. Take part in the Fast Track program to replace two undergraduate courses with graduate ones to get done early and get your dream career started earlier.

For more advice from grads on how to be successful in the online classroom, click here!

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